The week ahead in college lacrosse

See what’s in store for seven Division I programs in Maryland

April 29, 2010

No. 3 Maryland (9-3)

Coming up: Vs. Fairfield, Saturday, 1 p.m., Byrd Stadium

Comment: The Terps and Stags meet for only the second time, with Maryland winning, 9-6, in 2005. The Terps' offense will have to solve Fairfield senior Joe Marra, who ranks first among Division I goalkeepers in goals-against average (7.09) and save percentage (.616).

No. 6 Loyola (9-2)

Coming up: At No. 18 Denver, Sunday, 3 p.m.

Comment: The Greyhounds and Pioneers meet with the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship and automatic qualifier at stake. Junior midfielder Stephen Murray's seven goals this season are one more than his combined total through his first two years.

No. 19 Towson (6-5)

Coming up: At No. 16 Hofstra, Saturday, 7 p.m.; Vs. TBD, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Johnny Unitas Stadium

Comment: The Tigers have dropped four of the past five meetings with the Pride, who will not qualify for the season-ending Colonial Athletic Association tournament. All four of sophomore midfielder Michael Brashears' goals have occurred during extra-man opportunities.

Mount St. Mary's (9-4)

Coming up: At Marist, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Mountaineers have lost six of the past seven meetings with the Red Foxes, and both teams are jockeying for the No. 2 seed in the season-ending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Junior faceoff specialist Ben Trapp is averaging 6.3 ground balls per contest, which is tied for the sixth-highest mark in the nation.

Navy (6-7)

Coming up: Vs. Lafayette, today, 5:45 p.m.

Comment: The Midshipmen have qualified for every Patriot League Tournament, winning the crown five of the last six years. With a goal in Saturday's 9-8 overtime win against then-No. 15 Johns Hopkins, senior midfielder Joe Lennon owns the team's longest point streak with at least one point in each of his last 15 contests.

UMBC (4-7)

Coming up: Vs. Hartford, Saturday, noon, UMBC Stadium

Comment: The Retrievers are 5-1 against the Hawks, but Hartford won 10-8 last year. Junior midfielder Jamie Kimbles' 17 points have eclipsed his previous career total of 15 points.

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